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Malaconotus sulfureopectus similis 

Actual scientific name :   Malaconotus sulfureopectus similis 
Old scientific name :   Chlorophoneus sulfureopectus modestus 
French name :   Pie-grièche à poitrine soufrée
English name :   Orange-breasted Bush Shrike
Vernacular name :  
Kase, Kisepesepe (Kiluba)


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Description :   Distinguished from other Malaconotus by its yellow forehead and eyebrows. Yellow underparts with orange on the breast. Head is grey but lighter than in M. nigrifons.  
Habitat :   Frequents alluvial plains filled with acacias rather than the miombo. Quite common in Katanga.  
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Diet :   Insectivorous.  
Life history :   Nidification takes place from September to November.  
Distribution in Katanga :   view map  
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